Why Give

Your donation to Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island will impact the lives of our seniors and the homebound. Each dollar will help us end senior hunger. Please be as generous as possible. And thank you in advance for your support.
Each day our drivers and volunteers touch base with the most vulnerable of our communities—our seniors. A meal is delivered—simply said. But in reality, these deliveries provide a great deal more—daily interaction and friendship. On some days, this visitor may be the only person the senior sees the entire day. It is so important we check on our older neighbors. Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island has been doing this for over 52 years.

We also serve meals to hundreds of seniors through our Capital Café Program and Senior Restaurant Program.

Your understanding and compassion for the agency have always been respected. Your support has allowed us to do more than “deliver meals.” We need your help to collaboratively provide continued activities and services throughout the state. Please make your annual gift to Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island this year.
Generosity from our friends and neighbors helped us seamlessly provide additional aid to Rhode Island’s cherished population of senior citizens, the homebound, the disabled and the disadvantaged.

On behalf of the lives you’ve changed and the thousands you help stay at home living independently, we thank you.


Please let us know in the comments if your donation is a General Donation, Memorial Donation, or Client Voluntary Contribution

Share the Love with Vulnerable Seniors This Year

Exciting news! For the 14th year running, the Meals on Wheels network is participating in the 2021 Subaru Share the Love Event. Over the past thirteen years, Subaru and its retailers have helped Meals on Wheels to deliver more than 2.5 million meals nationwide to seniors in need.

Why does Subaru support Meals on Wheels? Too many seniors are struggling to stay independent and healthy. One in four seniors lives alone in isolation and one in seven seniors might not know from where their next meal is coming. This is simply unacceptable, which is why Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island provides the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to seniors across the state. This vital support keeps seniors in their own homes, where they want to be.

We’re incredibly grateful to Subaru and its Retailers for supporting our organization and the seniors we serve. With that in mind, we thought you might want to learn a little bit more about the Subaru Share the Love Event.


This November 18, 2021, through January 3, 2022, for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of participating charities.* Meals on Wheels is one of four national participating charities and has been since the inception of the event. Through this event, as a member of Meals on Wheels America, Meals on Wheels of RI receive a share of the donation from Subaru vehicles sold at participating Subaru Retailers.

You might not be in the market to purchase a new car, but if you are, please look into the Subaru Share the Love Event to learn more. If you’re not shopping for a new vehicle, you can still help by spreading the word to your family and friends.

And remember: this holiday season you can ensure our senior neighbors are not forgotten, when you purchase or lease a new Subaru and select Meals on Wheels as your charity of choice.

*Disclaimer: Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from November 18, 2021, through January 3, 2022, to four national charities designated by the purchaser or lessee. Pre-approved Hometown Charities may be selected for donation depending on retailer participation. For every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased during the campaign period, participating retailers will donate a minimum of $50 in total to their registered Hometown Charities. Purchasers/lessees must make their charity designations by January 14, 2022. The four national charities will receive a guaranteed minimum donation of $250,000 each. See your local Subaru retailer for details or visit subaru.com/share. All donations made by Subaru of America, Inc.